• First Things First •
After you contact me about your project, I’ll send over a project objectives form to help define what the depth and breadth of your project will be. The form will ask for some basic information about your organization, what, if anything, has been accomplished so far for your designed materials, specify the design items you’re looking for and what your general expectations are. This form should provide me with all the necessary information to create your estimate for you. But of course, I may contact you if additional clarity is needed.
• Proposal •
Next I’ll send you an estimate of the items we discussed in the project objectives. The proposal is intended to estimate the project scope, timeline, and costs. The attached terms and conditions address responsibilites, protections, liabilities, as well as copyright and usage terms. Read these documents in their entirety and carefully to ensure that your needs and expectations are met. The entire Letter of Agreement is meant to be a negotiable document and can be revised prior to signing. To begin a project, a standard deposit is required at the time of signing and the remainder is due in stages as the work is completed. If another payment plan is more suitable, we can discuss options.
• consultation & Research •
I firmly believe that all good design comes from solid research and understanding. In this phase, we’ll have a consultation either in person or over the phone where I’ll gather more information about your company and your project. We’ll talk about where your company has been and where you are going. We’ll talk about your personality and capabilities as well as the audience you hope to reach. I’ll also be examining what some of your competitors look like to ensure that you’ll be able to differentiate yourself. Information gathered during this stage will set the tone for the next steps and may even help to define and articulate ideas, messages and directions you didn't even know you had!
• Concept Development & Refinement •
Here’s where the fun starts to happen and our ideas start to come to life. I’ll craft several creative concepts for you that aim to solve your design challenges. From here, we’ll decide which concept is the best fit for the goals and objectives we had set in the consultation & research phase and we’ll refine that concept through two or three revision stages to make sure it’s exactly what we’re looking for.
• Final Production •
Once the final renditions have been approved, I’ll prepare all the necessary artwork files you should need along with instruction of how and when to use them. If you need me to work with your printer, I am more than happy to work directly with them or help in any way to get the job done!